In this post, SciMoms asked mom and ICU nurse, Renee Chavez, about her experience in the Pfizer kids COVID vaccine trials for kids under 12. Renee has been an ICU (intensive care unit) nurse for 12 years. She worked for 6 years in the adult ICU and 6 years in the pediatric CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive … Continue reading Here’s why I enrolled my children in the kids COVID vaccine trials
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer your frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this FAQ, we focus on COVID variants and the Delta variant. Find all previous FAQs here. This post was written by Layla Katiraee and Alison Bernstein. What are COVID variants? Viruses are infectious agents … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQ: What you need to know about COVID variants
We examine bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease, and which vaccines can prevent various causes of meningitis.
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their masking and other recommendations to help mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2. This post will discuss why the recommendations have changed, review the current CDC masking guidelines, and compare the guidelines to masking recommendations from other organizations and countries. Why do CDC … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: Why did CDC mask recommendations change again?
A SciMoms Guide to Folate and Folic Acid in Pregnancy If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to start taking folic acid at least one month before you conceive in order to ensure your baby’s healthy neurodevelopment. While we don’t know the exact role of folic acid in pregnancy, we know that folic acid … Continue reading Yes, You Should Start Taking Folic Acid Before You Get Pregnant
In this post, the SciMoms answer questions about the COVID lab-release theory, the origins of COVID, and how these questions impact us.
If you have ever been told you cannot get a prescription refill on your birth control pills until you come into the doctor’s office for a Pap test; if your experience in the labor and delivery room involved medical professionals overriding or ignoring your expressed wishes; if you have ever received a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to a physician not listening to or believing your symptoms, you may have experienced “medical sexism.”
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
Learn which teething remedies are safe, and which should be avoided, including homeopathic teething remedies and amber necklaces.
As COVID numbers decline and people make their ways back to the workplace, many may experience reopening anxiety. This post offers suggestions on how to navigate anxiety.